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Compare Persian ببول (babūl, a species of mimosa yielding gum arabic)

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bablah (usually uncountable, plural bablahs)

  1. The rind of the fruit of several East Indian species of acacia, especially Vachellia nilotica, formerly Acacia arabica; neb-neb. It contains gallic acid and tannin, and is used for dyeing drab.